Job Details


Job Number: 529643
Categories: Professional
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

One (1) unit of CPE. Ecclesial endorsement preferred/in process.Bachelors degree in Theology, Ministry, Psychology or related field. (or equivalency)

Job Duties

1. Responds for emergencies, traumas, deaths, code blues, end-of-life decisions, ethical conflicts, crisis, disasters, organ and tissue donation and procurement within 30 minutes of request.
2. Assesses patient needs for spiritual support and provides necessary services and interventions. Assists with family conflicts and personal relationships for patients, guests and staff. Demonstrates understanding of family systems theory.
3. Coordinates pre-surgery and surgery support to patients and guests, and provides routine patient visitation.
4. Maintains accurate documentation in patient charts, department logs, and hospital reporting systems. Communicates between department staff to ensure continuous service of patient needs.
5. Attends and participates in department staff meetings.
6. Provides spiritual support resources appropriate to developmental, emotional and psychological needs of patients, guest and staff.
7. Administers to sacramental needs of patients, guests and staff. Facilitates contacting patient's own clergy. Provides worship opportunities for patients, guests and staff.
8. Serves as advocate and educational resource spiritual and ethical concerns for patients, guest and staff.
9. Participates in on-going professional development including supervision, spiritual direction, continuing education and retreats. Maintains ecclesial endorsement and denominational participation.
10. Provides consultation service to staff on specific patient needs. Provides referral to outside resources for additional support and counseling in collaboration with social work, nursing, and /or other members of health care team.
11. Provides education to staff on utilization of Pastoral Care, ethics, Advance Directives, and other needs as requested. Provides community education as requested. Networks with area religious congregations. Assists with training of new intern, supplemental, and volunteer chaplains.
12. Maintain knowledge of applicable rules. Regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Pastoral Care area. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding. Stay abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the field of Pastoral Care by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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